Nissan Australia has confirmed the local pricing and specifications for their performance flagship, the Z NISMO. Limited to just 100 examples in the first delivery run, the top performance model will have an MSRP of $94,000 (excluding premium paint, statutory charges, and other on-road costs).
Starting from August 7th, if you have ordered a Nissan Z Coupe or Nissan Z Proto, your dealer will contact you to offer you the option to transfer your order to a Z Nismo.
If you don’t have an existing order, at 11am AEST on Thursday August 10th, reservations will be made available through the Nissan website (nissan.com.au), presumably offering the remaining slots not taken up by those waiting for their Z delivery.
The online reservation system will let you pick your vehicle colour, and nominate their preferred dealer. The reservation fee will be $1000.
It’s worth noting that Nissan says a reservation fee does not guarantee the purchase and is fully refundable prior to signing a sales contract. They also say third-party resellers aren’t eligible (but how they’ll enforce that is unknown to us).
“The Z NISMO is a true sports car flagship, with Nissan’s engineers leaving no stone unturned in their pursuit of performance,” says Nissan Australia Managing Director, Adam Paterson.
“We wanted to extend our thanks to those already awaiting their Z by offering them a chance to secure a Z NISMO, while still ensuring this special vehicle is made available to Z fans across the country.
“There are going to be even more very happy Z fans across Australia, and I can’t wait to see the Z NISMO join the Z Coupe and Z Proto on Australian roads.”
Compared to the standard Z, the Z NISMO brings more power (309kW vs 298kW) and torque (520Nm v 475Nm), using improved cooling, increased turbocharger boost and turbine speed, as well as an independent ignition spark timing strategy inspired by the GT-R NISMO.
If you were hoping for a brightly coloured Z NISMO, your hopes may be dashed with options being limited to Black Diamond Metallic, Brilliant Silver with a Super Black roof, Everest White with a Super Black Roof, or Stealth Gray with a Black roof. The same goes for the hope of having a manual option, the Z NISMO will only have the 9-speed automatic transmission.
In addition to the Z NISMO pricing and spec details, Nissan also announced an update to the regular Z for MY24. The key update is the range of colours offered, including a new Site Orange which we can’t wait to see.
Customers who proceed with the purchase can expect to take delivery in late 2023.
MY24 Nissan Z specifications
3.0-litre twin-turbo petrol V6 (298kW and 475Nm)
6sp manual transmission with rev control or 9sp automatic with paddle shifters
Mechanical limited slip differential
Drive mode selector (auto only)
19-inch alloy wheels
12.3-inch TFT display with multiple modes
8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay~ and Android Auto~
Heated front seats with leather-accented seat trim^
Active Noise Cancellation and Active Sound Enhancement
Front and rear parking sensors
Intelligent Cruise Control
Predictive Forward Collision Warning
Forward Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection
Blind Spot Warning & Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Driver Attention Alert
Nissan Z NISMO specifications: $94,000 (MSRP)
Adds or replaces:
Power increased to 309kW (+11kW) and 520Nm (+45Nm)
NISMO-tuned 9 speed automatic with paddle shifters